Summer Gift Ideas for Everyone in Your Life

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Over on Google Trends, the search term for ‘Mariah Carey’ is beginning to trend upwards — which can only mean one thing.

Yep, we’re sorry to tell you, but the year has flown by, and the time has come. Christmas season has officially begun. And with that, enter: Christmas shopping. 

With the festive season just around the corner, we’ve decided to make it easy for you this gift-giving season, with the ultimate guide to summer gifts for everybody in your life. 

From the (attempted) clean-tok influencer bestie who loves nothing more than getting the perfect fold on the corner of the flat sheet, to the laid back dad (or father-in-law) who has no idea what’s been bought for everyone but pretend they took part anyway, to the kids in your life who have you sounding just like your mum with the “you’ve gotten SO big!”, to the long-term partner or even the up-in-the-air situationship… Here at Sheridan Life, we truly have something for everyone.

And after a few Christmases in a row that were either locked down or rained out, we all deserve the best gifts for summer — whether you’re giving, or getting. And the top of everyone’s wish list, whether they’ve written it down to Santa or not? Self-care. Who doesn’t love a treat that helps you treat yourself? Talk about gifts for the summer that keep on giving, for seasons to come, too. 

Whether you’re looking for (luxe, we’ll admit) stocking stuffers, a big gift that says “thanks for all you do” without using words, or even just fun summer gifts to enjoy all the days we get off work (thank you public holidays), you’ll find it right here.

Think of us as a one-stop-shop that’ll have you saying goodbye to panic-buying this festive season. Consider this gift guide as our gift to you. 

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Shop our selection of gifts, perfect for the men in your life. Whether the teen (or tween) in your family, your dad, brother, uncle, grandpa, a boyfriend, partner or husband, or just your guy-bestie — there’s something for every man in your life within our ‘For Him’ offerings. Even if they claim they “don’t need anything” or “I’m fine with anything, babe” — now’s your chance to get him something he might not have thought of, but will definitely love.

The Guy Who Sleeps Through Anything

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Abbotson Stripe

For the (overdue) bedroom-spruce — or just you and your partner can agree on — the Abbotson Stripe Quilt Cover is the perfect option. Not only is it crafted in our long-term cult favourite linen, the fresh new striped pattern just adds an extra little contemporary touch. Best of all? The styling’s meant to be casual and relaxed, meaning it won’t take much effort to keep it looking good. 

The Secret Grooming Guru

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Meridian Towel Set

Whether skincare or haircare — our Meridian Towel Set is perfect for the man you know who appreciates the finer things in life. This thoughtful towel collection expertly blends cotton and recycled cotton pile to create a soft, lightweight feel. An all-in-one, it comes with two hand towels and two bath towels (so there’s always a spare on rotation). 

The Outdoors Man

The Lazy (Or Luxe) Lounger

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Banksi Bay Beach Towel

If you’ve been dragged along on a hike or camping “adventure” more times than you can count, trick the men in your life into keeping it more local. What better summer gift to do that with, than a beach towel

A classic design with a pop of colour, no one will lose this beach towel when it’s laid out on the sand. Soft cotton and textured terry make it perfect for drying off after a surf, snorkel or swim or just brushing sand off after a vigorous game of beach volleyball (or just throwing a ball between mates).

Supersoft Luxury Towelling Robe

It may not be the top of the list when you think of summer gift ideas, but a good, cosy bathrobe will end up being the perfect pressie, year-round.

A festive season can teeter a little more frantic for a lot of us so encourage kicked-back, feet-up comfort with our Supersoft Luxe Robe. When wrapped up in this, it’s automatically time to unwind.

Oh, and it’s unisex — so you can nick it from your partner every once in a while.

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We know there’s no one-gift-fits-every-woman out there (sorry all, if only it were that easy). Especially when the women in your life can range from mum to sister, grandma to aunt, girlfriend to wife to work wife, your bestie or your group chat’s Secret Santa. And on the other end, you could be overwhelmed by just how much is out there. 

After all, you want to give her a gift that shows how much you appreciate her (and with thought behind it). So we’ve rounded up a few of the best gifts for summer that she’ll definitely love — and will definitely use.

The (Slightly OTT) Fashion Fiend

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Washed Red Abbotson Linen

Whether the gal in your life is a maximalist or just a Taylor Swift fan, this red version of our beloved Abbotson range will be perfect for her. It’s perfect for those who love a bold look — think a bold red lip, a smokey eye with a touch of shimmer. 

Crafted with Belgian flax linen, a fibre that shows off colour beautifully, but looks effortless while doing so. Sound like someone you know?

The Beach Bum

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Shoal Beach Towel

The first one on the beach, and the last one to leave — for surfing, for finishing her summer book list, or for just getting some long overdue sun. There’s nothing better when it comes to the best gifts for summer than a beach towel; even more so when it’s playfully patterned in such refreshing shades. 

The Self-Care Queen

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Meya Robe

Whether they’re just dipping their toe into self-care Sundays, or they’re a full-blown self-care aficionado who’s always equipped with a gua sha and jade roller, you can’t look past the Meya Robe

Not only is it the perfect thing to slip into after a soak in the tub or a long steamy shower, but it also works as a pool-side coverup. And the playful, abstract design puts it firmly in the camp of fun summer gifts

The Homebody

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Leyna Sleep Set

Working from home over the holiday season? (Bummer). Enjoying a lazy day off? Just looking for a comfy sleep set that isn’t embarrassing to be caught in by a neighbour or the postie? No matter the reason, the ladies in your life are sure to nurse a soft spot for our Leyna Sleep Set — and that’s before they even feel how soft it is against the skin.

Did we mention the fact it can be mixed and matched back with their everyday wardrobe? Yep, it’s that good (and versatile).

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When it comes to this category, you’ve got a lot of outlooks on gifts to cater to — those who think every gift is for them, to those who are more enthused about the wrapping paper than what’s inside. Either way, sifting through these too-cute-to-be-true options is *almost* as enjoyable as seeing the little one in your life open the gift (and then use it).


Almost. 

The Mess Maker

Starly Kids Towels Set

If your child’s destined to become the next Picasso with their finger painting or a world-famous scientist due to their fascination with worms well, this is the perfect gift for them. As any parent knows, mess is part and parcel of having kids. Keep ‘em clean (and having fun) with the Starly Towel and Mitt Set. As the name suggests, it also features a fun star design. Perfect for budding astronauts or astronomers, too.

The Undaunted Explorer

Ottie Robe

Here’s one for a little adventurer in your life. One who loves a runaround after what *should’ve* been an exhausting splash in the sea or the pool, the one who will turn bathtime into a splash-extravaganza, or the one who’s more likely to fly into their bed like a superhero, cape streaming behind them, then quietly tuck themselves in. 

A robe like Ottie will provide comfort and warmth in all these situations super soft, and crafted from terry towelling. It also comes in two bright, bold colours, so you can see what they’re up to from a mile away.

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The Every Time is Play Time

Baby’s First Towel Set

If you know a cheeky little giggler (or gummy smiler) who loves nothing more than blowing their own bubbles, splashing away at any and every opportune occasion, or just really loves the company of their rubber ducky, Baby’s First Towel Set is the go-to gift for this bubba.

A three-in-one set with a hooded towel, bib and mitt, each features a playful teddy bear character that’s set to become their best friend (move over ducky!). And it’s crafted in zero-twist cotton for a soft (and yes, absorbent) finish.

The Sweet Little Snoozer

Arly Baby Gift Set

Whether that title’s applicable now, or it’s future state thinking — Arly is the perfect gift set for all kinds of babies (and all kinds of sleepers).

The two muslin wraps are made for swaddling, soft and breathable. Their one-of-a-kind design, created in-house? Talk about the perfect illustrations to send them off to dreamland. 

And for when they’re awake and alert? You’ve got the knitted bunny rattle, a pal for playtime (or tummy time).

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